Ugh, what a terrible sculpt.
A lot of money for a whole lot of ugly. Unlike here, this thing is getting torn to shreds by collectors on the CT forums, and I have to tend to agree with them. *VERY*
disappointing overall, but sadly not too surprising, as Xplus just seems to drop the ball more often than not. What's with the ridiculous long tongue hanging from its mouth? Will people try to say "oh, his tongue sometimes looked like that from the films" like they recently did when laughably defending the very flawed showa MG figures? It's amazing how some try to overlook/ignore/deny some of the major problems/issues that consistently pop up with many Xplus figures, which has to be one of the most frustrating lines ever, as the great potential of this line is often squandered.
And the tongue is far from the only problems with the figure:
- The legs look very strange as well (as several pointed out on CT, it almost looks as if in the middle of sculpting it, they realized he wasn't tall enough, so they added a segment to each ankle to increase the height).
- Is it just me, or does his head look a tad bit on the small side?
- What is up with the antennae? Just looks "off" from the actual suit.
Of course, this figure will look better once it's painted, but even a nice paint job cannot fully hide or fix these issues. For those who boldly claim that an Xplus showa KG figure will "automatically put to shame all KG figures before it", I find that highly doubtful with Xplus' very spotty track record.
Perhaps their 25 inch figure down the road will be an improvement (i.e. their excellent 25 inch Gigan being a recent example). Until that day happens, however, I think that both the Bandai and Marmit MH (yes, the dreaded stylized figure line than many thumb their noses at and dismiss) are more accurate
representations of Titanosaurus than this thing...